23rd November, 2010
A Lagos-based businessman and philanthropist, Chief Francis Adetuwo Ogunjumelo, hasÂ entered the race to represent Ondo South Senatorial District in the NationalÂ Assembly.
Ogunjumelo, a trained accountant, who wants to vie for the senatorial seat on theÂ platform of the Labour Party (LP), said during his declaration on Sunday in Lagos,Â that he is prepared to offer effective representation to the people of hisÂ constituency if elected into office next year.
The aspirant said he was worried at the level of poverty in the society and promisedÂ to work with the administration of Dr. Olusegun Mimiko in the state, to introduceÂ novel ideas that would reduce the suffering of the people, adding that his mainÂ focus will be on road construction and rehabilitation.
Ogunjumelo also said he would set a standard for legislative representation in hisÂ constituency by being a servant to the people and not their master, promising toÂ make himself available at all times instead of being elusive.
He said he would work with government to invest more in education through his ChiefÂ Adetuwo Ogunjumelo Foundation, adding that the fate of the youths would be betterÂ off if they were well equipped educationally to face future challenges.
He also said he would encourage teachers by making sure they were well paid andÂ enjoy other incentives to make them more dedicated to their work.
According to him, the area he wants to represent at the National Assembly is purelyÂ agrarian and during his tour of the 66 wards in the six local governments making theÂ senatorial district, he discovered that there is a lot of potential to explore whichÂ he hopes to do in collaboration with the state government. He promised to open upÂ the villages by way of road construction and rehabilitation as well as make theÂ hitherto moribund Oluwa Glass Industry and Okitipupa Oil Palm Plc, both locatedÂ within his constituency, functional once again.
He said that the fortunes of Korede Microfinance Bank he established at Igbotako inÂ Okitipupa Local Government Area of the state would be strengthened with moreÂ branches established in other parts of the constituency to boost socio-economicÂ activities the area.